|Name:||Nicole Elizabeth Hollister|
|Player:||Katrina A. Templeton|
About 69 inches (5'9") if she could stand, weighs about 150
Blue-grey (steel) eyes, dirty blonde hair, caucasian
uses standard push wheelchair
Nicole was raised in Sacramento, California, the daughter of a minister and a state employee. Was raised Unitarian Universalist, tends to assume that religious beliefs are a thing of great variation, and that it's not right to condemn others for their beliefs. Childhood was relatively normal, Nicole tended to hang out with the geeks. In high school, got ahold of the MIT guide to lockpicking and practiced on her friends lockers and classroom doors, much to the non-amusement of her high school vice principal. Was a second string player on the school basketball team, played in the band, and in some of her spare time, played guitar in her friend's rock band, "River City Vision". They weren't all that good, but their two best songs ("Stuck in Sacramento" and "Guv'mint") were both written by her. She also took pictures of things for the school yearbook, and was the one chosen to videotape all the rallies. In her senior year, her crowning glory was that her drama class chose to perform a musical she wrote called "On the Brink", about a bunch of high school friends who are about to split ways and go places when a tragedy occurs. Her boyfriend, John Dunston, played the lead role.
Little did she know that life was about to imitate art.
Her crowning glory was getting accepted to Penn. Not only did she get in, but so did John. John had been her boyfriend through all four years of high school, and she looked forward to having him at college with her.
Then, two nights after her graduation, John and Nicole were out on the town, and just coming home when a drunken driver saw a red light as a green and ran a stoplight. Unfortunately, John had his car in the intersection, and the drunk slammed straight into the driver side door. John died en route to the hospital; Nicole was slightly more lucky, if one calls losing a boyfriend and being told you'll never walk again lucky.
Admission to Penn was put off a year as Nicole got used to her new constraints and worked through some of the guilt feelings of the accident with a therapist. As a diversion, her therapist taught her how to hypnotise people, which amused her greatly. Her therapist also suggested she started reading the great books, which got her into philosophy. At the end of the year, inspired by a picture she had managed to snap of the sun rising over Sacramento, she wrote "Sunrise in the River City", a powerful song about despair and hope.
She's been at Penn for two years now, where she's decided to major in Computer Science with minors in Math and Music. Her area of research she wants to pursue is cryptography.
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